It was a quick and tidy process, much like uncorking a wine bottle, except I'd say that uncorking a wine bottle takes longer.
I'd also asked about another mole that had grown and changed in color. That one was on my nose. My obstetrician told me that moles on the face are removed by plastic surgeons rather than dermatologists. I never followed up on that, but was reminded of it when I read Anita's latest blog post.
My nose mole is still there. I don't think about it much, but it has evolved over time. Some of that, I suspect, is because my nose has "evolved". The mole used to be smaller and darker. Now, it's larger, but very light in color.
And I'm not really concerned about it anymore. If it was going to kill me, I'm thinking it would've done so by now.
Anita's post reminded me of the nose mole and cosmetic surgery in general. I would go under the knife if I felt the mole was a threat. Genetically, I'm at low risk for skin cancer, but geographically, I'm at high risk. But I'm much better at protecting my skin these days than I was when I was younger. Like I said, the mole hasn't killed me yet, it's probably not going to.
I think cosmetic surgery is a good thing in the cases of reconstruction after mastectomies or severe burns, etc. In general, however, it's not for me, but I don't have a problem with others who feel they "need" it. I, for one, like a bit of "imperfection" in a person's appearance. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that.
And besides, aren't facial moles referred to as "beauty marks"?
Even those on the nose?
Screw it, I think I'm still keeping it. I don't feel like having my nose uncorked.